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Brianna Crowley

March 12, 2014

Teacher Leaders: Find your place!


"You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." —Ken Kesey

You have realized that you can lead without a title, that you can lead from your passions, and that your influence can begin from your classroom! Although this blog series is coming to a close, your journey is far from over.

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Ariel Sacks

March 9, 2014

Teacherpreneurs Panel and How We Benefit Students


On the Teacherpreneurs Panel this week at the Ford Foundation, I found myself in the unusual situation of speaking publicly about the intricacies of engaging in a range of leadership work in education while teaching full time. Normally I’m talking to people who know me in one capacity or another—as a teacher, a teacher leader, teacher-blogger, author, or workshop presenter—but being asked about the connections between all of these things was unique. 

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Noah Zeichner

March 6, 2014

What Global Education Means to Me


Last night I accepted the 2013-14 World Educator Award from the World Affairs Council of Seattle. It was a fun night with family, friends, colleagues, and students in attendance. Although I wasn't interrupted by music, my six-minute speech didn't leave room for extensive thank-yous. I would like to add an extra shout-out to the Center for Teaching Quality. CTQ has supported me in so many ways during the past few years.

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Rob Kriete

February 26, 2014

Whack-A-Mole and Master Teachers


I recently attended the eighth birthday of my one of my beloved nephews which was held at one of these “pizza and games” mega-centers.  The complex was a labyrinth of video games, air hockey tables, basketball shooting machines, and anything that can be fed a token.  Upon entering, my senses were overwhelmed by the cacophony of buzzers, beeps, sirens, horns, screaming children, hollering parents, and consistent announcements for individuals to pick up their orders at the counter.  The chaos and the stressful feelings of this scene somehow reminded me of my rookie classroom experience wherei

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Justin Minkel

February 26, 2014

Serenity, Courage, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference: Q and A with Sandy Merz, Part I


Arizona educator Sandy Merz is one of the most thoughtful teachers I have ever met. I asked him if he’d be up for doing an exchange of Q and A on our respective blogs, in the style of David Brooks and Gail Collins in the New York Times. This collaboration is the result. Part I includes Sandy's thoughtful musings on the Serenity Prayer in the context of teacher-led change.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

February 20, 2014

So You Want to Be a Teacherpreneur?


Have you ever dreamed of teaching and ___________ simultaneously? Is a hybrid role for you?  Do you crave release time to complete a meaningful project that you've been planning in your head for years? 

You may be a budding teacherpreneur if you find yourself affirmatively nodding to the following seven signs: 

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